MORNING 4: Gunman's ties to QC, DeWitt autopsies, Muscatine mayor appeal, Flowers on the River

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - Stories we're following at Local 4 News on Thursday, June 15, 2017

 

+ The gunman who opened fire at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, has been identified as 66-year-old James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois. He made a stop in the Quad Cities while supporting Senator Bernie Sanders' run for president. Carrie Kuehn reports.  

 

+ An autopsy is expected today on two bodies found earlier this week in Clinton County by deputies doing a welfare check at a home in DeWitt on Tuesday morning. The bodies were taken to the Iowa Medical Examiner's office in Ankeny. The victims' names have not yet been released.

 

+ A judge says former Muscatine mayor Diana Broderson stands a good chance of returning to her seat while an appeal is underway. Mayra Cordova reports.  

 

+ The Elephant Club's 6th annual Flowers on the River takes place at 5 p.m. in Rock Island's Schweibert Park. Names will be read aloud, and a flower will be dropped into the river to honor each life lost to domestic abuse. In 2016, nine women in Iowa and 46 in Illinois were killed by domestic violence. Details.  

 

ICYMI: Owners of Jimmy's Pizza in Knox County say they will rebuild after a devastating fire, as the small town of Wagata copes with the loss. Krista Burris reports.  

 

Pet of the Week: Sanka is a guinea pig from the Humane Society of Scott County. Watch here.  

 

For the latest on QC weather conditions, click here.  

 


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